A theoretical basis for the major dimensions of personality

@article{Ashton2001ATB,
  title={A theoretical basis for the major dimensions of personality},
  author={M. Ashton and K. Lee},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={327 - 353}
}
We argue that lexical studies of personality structure suggest the existence of six major dimensions of personality: (I) Surgency, (II) Agreeableness, (III) Conscientiousness, (IV) Emotional Stability, (V) Intellect/Imagination, and (VI) Honesty. We then propose a two‐part theoretical basis for these dimensions. First, Honesty and rotated variants of Agreeableness and Emotional Stability are interpreted in terms of three traits—fairness/non‐exploitation, forgiveness/non‐retaliation, and empathy… Expand
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